Rainbow kilt causes stir in Scotland

By Advocate.com Editors

Originally published on Advocate.com February 09 2001 1:00 AM ET

A new rainbow kilt aimed at gay men is causing a flap among members of Scotland’s Tartan Society, the Scottish Daily Record reports. Approval of the rainbow tartan has caused society president Duncan Paisley to suspend all future tartans until a review can be held. “It was not approved with the knowledge it was a gay tartan,” he said. But Keith Lumsden, who approved the rainbow kilt, asked, “Who are we to say that some people should not have a tartan?”